Fusion is an ideal form of clean energy for mankind in the future. Significant progress has been achieved in research on tokamaks after the successful construction and operation of many large facilities, which have established a sound base for the tokamak reactor. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project has been launched with wide international cooperation to establish a solid scientific and technical foundation for the future demonstration power plant reactor. Tokamak research in China has been carried out for more than 40 years and significant progress has been made since the last decade. Within the next five years, high level experiments, development of the key technologies for future tokamak reactors, design of the next engineering reactor, and theoretical simulations will be carried out to establish a sound technicalbase for the next step.